Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
The Professional Voice of Pharmacy
Ko te reo karanga o te roopu Kaitiaki Rongoa

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is a professional membership based association representing the pharmacy profession.

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Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) announces the new “Sir Graeme Douglas Leadership Award”

18 May 2018

This award recognises the encouragement and mentorship given to young pharmacists by Sir Graeme Douglas during his lifetime. Sir Graeme was a Gold Medallist and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society.

This is an annual award open to individual pharmacist members who have been registered for 10 years or less and who can show outstanding potential as future leaders in the profession.

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PSNZ comments on proposed Integrated Pharmacist Services in the Community Agreement (IPSCA)

28 Mar 2018

The District Health Boards of New Zealand are conducting a consultation on a proposal to offer a new evergreen contract for community pharmacy services as part of the implementation of the Pharmacy Action Plan. The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand fully supports the implementation of the Pharmacy Action Plan but has reservations about the proposed Integrated Pharmacist Services in the Community Agreement (IPSCA).

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Substance Impaired Driving - On Demand

We all know about the risks of driving while drinking alcohol or taking illegal substances while driving. However prescription medication can also affect a persons ability to drive safely. Many people are not aware of the risks associated with driving while on prescription medication such as analgesics, antidepressants, antihistamines, heart medication e.g. beta blockers, anti-epileptics and anti-psychotics.

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Selected Oral Contraceptives On Demand Training Course

In March 2017 the Medicines Classification Committee reclassified selected oral contraceptives allowing supply by pharmacists who have successfully completed the oral contraceptive training programme.

The reclassification enables registered pharmacists who have completed this training to supply the selected oral contraceptives (SOCs) under strict criteria.

Learn about clinical and practice aspects to the appropriate supply of the reclassified selected oral contraceptives in this course.

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2018 Symposia Series - Christchurch


At this symposia in Christchurch we are pleased to bring you an expert panel discussion on The Challenges of Professional Ethics along with in-depth clinical sessions on Mens Health - Urology (Prostate, Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction) and Womens Health (Fertility and Contraception). Our Society Practice team will also be presenting a session on the latest regulations, practice issues and guidance and a Ministry of Health representative will speak on Immunisation, Pharmacy Role in Emergency Preparedness and Pandemics.

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